Creamy (Vegan) Cilantro Lime Dressing Makes My World Go Round

There’s nothing like a fantastic recipe that comes out of necessity or just not having a whole lot in the fridge. Since we are leaving town tomorrow, there’s slim pickings for lunch. But, I’ve always got lettuce or greens on hand. A simple salad with a knockout dressing does the trick. And this dressing was so easy to make! With only has a few ingredients that may already be in your fridge–they’re staples in mine–and about 30 seconds in a blender, you can slather your greens in no time.

Since I am currently on my weight loss and health journey (again), I am avoiding most dairy, grains, nightshades, and starches. Not quite ketogenic, but definitely staying full with healthy fats. To get some spicy flavor, a clove of raw garlic does the trick.

Top it over a salad of mixed spinach and chard, sliced shallots, green onion, pistachios, kalamata olives and herbed chevre like I did, for a vegetarian dish. Or make some chicken or fish tacos with some sliced cabbage and a dollop of creamy cilantro lime dressing for something a little more south of the border.


  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • A handful of cilantro
  • Half of a lime without peel
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Approximately 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Approximately 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • Approximately 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor (I used a magic bullet) and blend until creamy. Use less or more water to control thickness, and you can definitely play around with the amount of oil and vinegar as well.

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